Grid modernization represents a major change for electric utilities. A goal of reliable, efficient, sustainable and secure operations means massive upgrades to transmission and distribution operations, distributed generation, and communication and technology infrastructure.
For projects of this scale and complexity, utilities need a team with domain expertise and proven program management and execution skills. From the operations control center to the smart grid devices installed in the field, Black & Veatch designs, installs and integrates the operational technology and communication networks that are the driving force behind an intelligent grid.
This communications and automation expertise, combined with our long and proven history designing and building the grid and distributed generation, gives us a unique perspective and credibility to design and build the modern grid.
We manage the entire process from program management to design, building, operations and maintenance. Our suite of grid modernization services includes program and project management, engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and installation, as well as testing and commissioning. With a single partner to manage, deploy and integrate grid optimization programs, our utility clients receive a seamless systems implementation and complete turnkey solution.
Our solutions include:
- SCADA master and substation SCADA integration/automation.
- Distribution automation.
- Integrated Volt/VAR control and optimization.
- Distribution system sensor integration.
- Distributed Energy Resource integration.
- Cyber and physical security.
- Smart utility lab.